Children’s healthcare should be free, said Matvienko

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in photobacteria Matvienko. Archival photoChildren’s healthcare should be free, said Matvienko© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Speech about paid children’s health care in Russia should not be, the state can provide sufficient funding for the effective of free medical care to children, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko at the first meeting of the public Council of the Federal party project «United Russia» «Health – to children» devoted to the work plans for the current year.

Matvienko, who is Chairman of the public Board for this project, noted that one of the important issues is the development of a system of outpatient and inpatient medical institutions for children. Chairman of the Federation Council stressed that «each region needs to be created serious organizational coordination centre for pediatric care for all profiles».

For this purpose, it is necessary to consider the construction, reconstruction, major repairs of children’s hospitals and clinics, as well as issues of personnel and free access to medical care.

«There are several examples even in Moscow, when parents offer to pay for medical care — whether it is computer tomography, or something else. With regard to child health, there is generally no question of paid healthcare should not be, the state can provide sufficient funding for effective assistance to children», — said Matvienko at the meeting.

She recalled that soon will begin the formation of the Federal budget for the next three years, it is necessary to identify critical priorities in the field of children’s health.

«And the Federation Council and the Duma will try to do everything, in order to ensure adequate funding for priority children’s health,» said speaker of the Federation Council.

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Children’s healthcare should be free, said Matvienko

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in photobacteria Matvienko. Archival photoChildren’s healthcare should be free, said Matvienko© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Speech about paid children’s health care in Russia should not be, the state can provide sufficient funding for the effective of free medical care to children, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko at the first meeting of the public Council of the Federal party project «United Russia» «Health – to children» devoted to the work plans for the current year.

Matvienko, who is Chairman of the public Board for this project, noted that one of the important issues is the development of a system of outpatient and inpatient medical institutions for children. Chairman of the Federation Council stressed that «each region needs to be created serious organizational coordination centre for pediatric care for all profiles» (more…)